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Ötzi the Lyme Mummy – Tattle the Tick blog

Brrrr! It's a chilly day here in Illinois with all the wind. I'm not complaining however. Can you imagine being frozen in a glacier for thousands of years and suffer from Lyme disease?! Whew, I can't image that ever actually happening to anyone. Doctors examining the body of Ötzi, the Iceman with Lyme disease [...]

2019-07-26T14:29:19-05:00August 9th, 2019|Tattle the Tick Blog|

Tattle the Tick’s Favorite Hiding Places – Tattle the Tick blog

Peek-a-boo! It's me, Tattle, and I'm about to share a huge secret to my blog followers and answer one of the most commonly asked questions: where do ticks hide? In short, ticks like to hide in warm, moist areas of the body. However, I like to go into more detail so that my fellow followers [...]

2019-07-26T20:17:03-05:00August 2nd, 2019|Tattle the Tick Blog|

How to removed an attached tick – Tattle the Tick blog

Hey everyone, Welcome back to the weekly Tattle the Tick blog. Today we will discussing what happens when a fellow tick bites you and how to properly remove it. The I-TICK program provides a 'tick kit' for all of our participants. In each kit, there is a data sheet, 5 vials filled with ethanol, [...]

2019-07-18T19:47:15-05:00July 19th, 2019|Tattle the Tick Blog|

It’s a Hard-Shelled Life for Us! Tattle the Tick Blog

Instead of soft bellies, we get scutums! Instead of nights, we get days! It's a hard-shelled life for us! Hey everyone, Tattle the Tick here, ready to drop some knowledge on you guys. Today I'm going to tell you about the other family of ticks: Argasidae, otherwise known as the soft-shelled ticks. Soft-shelled ticks are [...]

2019-07-12T14:17:23-05:00July 12th, 2019|Tattle the Tick Blog|

Who runs the world? Female Asian Longhorned ticks do! -Tattle the Tick blog

Good morning readers, Boy do I have a story for you. This past May, I went down to Tennessee to visit some friends and I had the opportunity to meet the infamous Asian longhorned tick. I got the chance to meet a couple hundred of them while I was looking for a meal. They like [...]

2019-07-11T16:34:53-05:00July 5th, 2019|Tattle the Tick Blog|

I asked for Limes in my Margarita, not Lyme: Tattle the Tick’s Vacation off to a Rough Start

Ughh! I can't believe I have to deal with this on my day off. I decided to treat myself to a nice dinner while on vacation, where the weather is nice, the ticks are cute, and everyone is as friendly as can be. Yet, when the waiter brought me my meal it was contaminated with [...]

2019-07-11T16:34:32-05:00June 21st, 2019|Tattle the Tick Blog|
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